KATHMANDU, June 15: Province 2 has allocated expenditure of Rs 33.79 billion for the next fiscal year, giving high priority to women education and health care.

JANAKPURDHAM, June 12: Province 2 Governor Rajesh Jha has expressed his dissatisfaction with Chief Minister (CM) Lal Babu Raut, reminding the latter that the new cabinet of the province fails to meet the principle of proportionate inclusion.

DHANUSHA, June 10: Chief Minister of Province-2 Lalbabu Raut has expanded his cabinet. He inducted three province assembly members of the Nepali Congress (NC) to the cabinet on Wednesday evening.

KATHMANDU, June 7: The first meeting of the sixth convention of the Provincial Assembly of Province 2 is scheduled to be held today.

DHANUSHA, June 7: Four Ministers of the Province-2 Government have been relieved of their ministerial portfolios. The expelled ministers include Minister for Physical Infrastructure Development Jeetendra Sonal, Minister of State for Social Development Abhiram Sharma, Minister of State for Physical Infrastructure Development Dimple Jha and Minister of State for Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Suresh Mandal.

DHANUSHA, May 17: Chief Minister of Province No 2, Lal Bahadur Raut has appealed to the UN Agencies for their support in the prevention and control of Covid-19 pandemic. He also sought their help for the treatment of those infected with COVID-19 in the province.

KATHMANDU, March 19: A contract agreement has been signed to improve the electricity transmission and distribution system of eight districts in Province 2. The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and Tata Project Limited on Wednesday signed a contract worth around Rs 4 billion for the implementation of Province 2 Rural Electrification Project.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The construction of Nepal’s largest solar power plant with A.C. capacity of 10 MW, developed in Dhalkebar district in Province 2, has been completed in a record duration of seven months despite the Covid 19 lockdown.

‘Caretaker government does not have the right to sack or appoint new government officials’

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: The immediate past Governor of Province 2, Tilak Pariyar termed the recent activities of the incumbent government as a series of assaults on the spirit of federalism hours after he was sacked from the position of Province 2 governor.

Rajesh Jha is new governor of Province 2

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KATHMANDU, Feb 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday appointed Rajesh Jha from Rautahat district as the Province 2 governor.

President sacks Province 2 Governor

February 19, 2021 15:25 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday dismissed the Governor of Province 2, Tilak Pariyar.

LAHAN, Dec 4: The Facebook pages of the Chief Minister (CM) of Province 2 Lalbabu Raut were hacked on Friday morning.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: As a fresh instance of confrontation between the federal and provincial government, Province 2 Government on Thursday knocked the doors of the apex court, citing interference by the federal government on the matters under its jurisdiction.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: The COVID-19 recovery tally of Province 2 has surpassed 12,000-mark.

LAHAN, Sept 1: Four individuals including a four years old girl died of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Province 2 on Monday, according to the Ministry of Social Development of the Province.

LAHAN, Aug 24: As the Province 2 sees a sudden spike in the cases of novel coronavirus diseases (COVID-19), as many as 126 police personnel in the Province have contracted the virus so far.

LAHAN, Aug 23:  Province 2 recorded 312 new cases of novel coronavirus on Sunday, taking the provincial tally to 8,832, the highest among the seven provinces.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: As COVID-19 cases are increasing at an alarming rate in Province 2, the government has sent high-level health workers to fight the outbreak in the province.

LAHAN, June 8: Province 2 reported 181 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. With this, Province 2 has 1,330 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

LAHAN, May 26: Five new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed in Siraha district on Monday evening.

JANAKPUR, April 10: Province 2 government has decided to provide relief amount of Rs 5 million to the victim families of those losing lives in course of fulfilling their duties during the fight against COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, March 29: Province 2 government has decided to provide food rations to the poor people and daily wage workers who need immediate help throughout the lockdown period.

KATHMANDU, March 28: China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFAP) Nepal Office on Saturday provided hand wash materials to locals of MithilaBihari Municipality in Dhanusha district of Province 2.

KATHMANDU, March 18: Efforts to choose a name for Province 2 and a capital failed on Tuesday after the ruling coalition failed to garner the required two-thirds majority. Province 2, which covers eight districts of southern Nepal bordering India, has long been struggling to name itself and fix its capital.

Preparations for Secondary Education Examination (SEE) taking place from March 19 have been completed in all eight districts of Province 2, according to the State Education Development Directorate.

NCP-RJPN squabble delays dy speaker poll

February 20, 2020 08:20 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The election to pick a new deputy speaker for the House of Representatives has become uncertain after negotiations between the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and opposition Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) failed to reach an understanding on which party shall lead the government in Province 2.

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LAHAN, Jan 29: At a time when rumors are rife about a possible change of government in Province 2 amid growing bond between the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN), a state minister belonging to the RJPN in Province 2 government resigned her post on Tuesday.

JANAKPURDAM, Jan 23; Mrigendra Kumar Singh, common candidate of the ruling Nepal Communist Party and Rastriya Janata Party, has been elected to the National Assembly from Province no. 2.

JANAKPUR, Jan 23: The Province-2 government has set a target to reduce poverty rate by achieving high economic growth within next five years in order to bring quality change in the living standard of the State's citizens.

PARSA, Jan 16: Chief Minister of Province 2 Lal Babu Raut has said that the provincial government will provide Rs 500 as motivational allowance to each girl student from the community school in the province.

LAHAN, Jan 14: The Province 2 government has decided to shut down crusher plants which are being operated illegally in the province.

LAHAN, Dec 17: Cold wave has crippled people's daily life in various districts of Province 2.

JANAKPUR, Sept 21: As the people marked the Constitution Day with fanfare across the country, Chief Minister of Province 2, Lalbabu Raut, snubbed all of the functions organized on the occasion.

RAJBIRAJ, Sept 20: On Thursday, the eve of the Constitution Day, Nawal Kishor Sah, the social development minister of Province 2, led an anti-constitution march in the district of Saptari where leaders and cadres from his party, Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN), displayed black flags to mark the day as a “black day”.

JANAKPUR, Sept 9: Dilip Kumar Sah, a member of Province 2 assembly, is to face suspension for polygamy. His suspension follows a suggestion by the Office of Chief Attorney to the Speaker of the provincial assembly to suspend lawmaker Sah for polygamy, citing the high court's recent verdict.

BIRGUNJ, Sept 4: Nepal Army has handed over the reconstructed houses to the families of tornado-hit two districts namely—Bara and Parsa amid a program in Birgunjon Wednesday.

Province 2 cabinet meets in Sarlahi

August 23, 2019 18:45 pm

SARLAHI, Aug 23: For the first time, Province 2 cabinet held its meeting out of the provincial capital on Friday.

Parties divided over Province 2 name

August 23, 2019 07:01 am

JANAKPUR, Aug 23: Political parties in Province 2 are divided over naming the province as they registered different proposals at the provincial assembly secretariat to name the province on Thursday, the last day to register such proposals.

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NCP Province 2 Chair Shah steps down

August 20, 2019 11:40 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Province 2 chairperson of ruling Nepal Communist Party Prabhu Shah stepped down on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, August 12: The Nepali Congress is all set to launch an orientation program for its general convention representatives.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: The Supreme Court is to conduct a hearing on the case relating to forest by the constitutional bench.

KATHMANDU, August 2: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Friday has said that he would visit Province 2 to take stock of damages caused by floods and inundation very soon.

JANAKPUR, Aug 2: In a first for the Federal Republic of Nepal, a provincial government on Thursday filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court against the federal government, accusing the latter of trying to capture some forests in the province by setting up a company that would get merged into the Timber Corporation of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Province 2 Chief Minister Mohammad Lalbabu Raut has accused Kathmandu of giving cold shoulder to the plight of the people living in the flood-hit areas.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in the first week of July have caused Rs 3.59 billion worth of agricultural loss in Province 2, according to a report prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD).

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July 22, 2019 01:30 am

By far the most affected provinces by recent floods and inundation have been Province 2 and others covering Tarai plains

KATHMANDU, July 14: Province 2 government has decided to provide Rs 300,000 each to the families of the people killed in the monsoon-triggered floods in the province.